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Can batteries be 3D printed?

July 30, 2018
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College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
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3D printing can be used to manufacture porous electrodes for lithium-ion batteries -- but because of the nature of the manufacturing process, the design of these 3D printed electrodes is limited to just a few possible architectures. Until now, the internal geometry that produced the best porous electrodes through additive manufacturing was what's known as an interdigitated geometry -- metal prongs interlocked like the fingers of two clasped hands, with the lithium shuttling between the two sides.
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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180730160351.htm

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Apparently they've overcome some previous issues, so yeah. And that's good.
We're living in an era of go anywhere and everywhere machines. They all need batteries.
Batteries that can deliver the power necessary, and are safe to use.
Future batteries should also be eco-friendly. Either because they're totally recyclable, or the materials used are safe to return to the environment when discarded.

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